The Best Apps For Faster & More Reliable Mobile Internet

While we increasingly rely on smartphones and tablets in every moment of our daily lives, slow Wi-Fi and mobile Internet dead zones are more than a minor annoyance, they can spell frequent interruptions and lost productivity. At the same time, carriers impose restrictive data caps that make enjoying streaming movies and music impossible without worrying about overage charges. Of course, … Read More

What Causes Packet Loss?

Packets are small formatted units of data that you send and receive when accessing the Internet. In layman’s terms, Internet packet loss occurs when one or more of these packets fail to reach their destination on the Internet. For you, this means slow downs, disruptions, or even a total loss of connectivity. Many activities and applications are do not handle … Read More

Comcast is turning your home into a public hotspot

By now, you’ve probably heard about Comcast’s new initiative to use customers’ routers to create a mesh of public wifi. That’s right, the ISP juggernaut has already turned the homes of 50,000 paying Xfinity customers into public hotspots, and says it will be in millions of homes by the end of 2014. The news has been a hot-button issue in … Read More